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Halfmoon Happenings: Back to school this week, Seaside Shuffle next

Halfmoon Bay’s second annual shuffle is Sept. 11 and the school always looking for lunch program volunteers
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Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week as we endured a late season heat wave. Hopefully you are able to keep cool, drink lots of water and stay in the shade. For those of you with furry friends, please try to walk them in the morning or evening as the pavement is extremely hot on their paws during the heat of the day. Also, whenever possible, leave pets at home rather than in a hot car as these temperatures are unbearable and life threatening for any pet or person left in the car.  

The Labour Day long weekend unofficially marks the end of summer while families get their young ones ready for the upcoming school year and working folks get back into the swing of things at their places of work. Some traditions on this weekend include watching football (all day!), spending time with family, or just relaxing. In some areas of Canada, there are celebrations, picnics and parades while here on the Coast, there are some activities to participate in. Check out Coast Cultural Alliance website [and the Coast Reporter’s online calendar!] for events all weekend.  

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (bet you’ll be singing that song all day now) Sept. 6 marks the first day back to school. Hopefully children young and older had an awesome summer and are looking forward to seeing all their friends at school. The Halfmoon Bay Elementary Community School has a breakfast program that includes a variety of food options for children of the school. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, a dedicated, small group of volunteers from the community serve breakfast. These amazing volunteers plan, shop, prep, cook and serve healthy items to help the children start their day in a positive manner and with a full tummy. Volunteers are always needed (and very much appreciated!), as the program may expand to five days per week. If you can spare some time on weekday mornings between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., please contact school coordinator Wendy White at  

Mark your calendars for the second annual Seaside Shuffle on Sept. 11, hosted by the Halfmoon Bay Community Association (HBCA). This is a free day-long (11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) family music festival featuring local entertainers, food venders and libations at Coopers Green Park. There will be a kids fun zone, bingo, human slot machine (say what?) and 50/50 draws as well. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, appetite, thirst and dancing shoes as there will be much to do, see and participate in. The Shuffle Bus will also be available with a route map found on their website along with the event details at Thank you to all the volunteers, organizers and sponsors for making this event possible in our little community. 

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